Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 938 888 867
Rank change year-on-year -50 -21 +57
Permanent jobs citing KVM 265 345 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 1.46% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 203 287 323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -11.11%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23279 23567 24882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 12.39% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19493 19804 20774
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,712
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 245 £50,000 -3.85% 12
UK excluding London +51 136 £42,500 -10.53% 4
London -83 111 £57,500 -4.17% 8
South East +59 65 £45,000 -14.29% 1
North of England +9 42 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +22 29 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England +4 10 £46,000 -3.16%
Midlands +39 8 £41,250 -13.16% 1
West Midlands +23 8 £41,250 -21.43%
North West +2 7 £31,750 -49.20% 1
South West +1 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland -2 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 242 (91.32%) Linux
2 163 (61.51%) VMware
3 154 (58.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (40.75%) Python
5 107 (40.38%) TCP/IP
6 102 (38.49%) DevOps
7 97 (36.60%) Firewall
8 88 (33.21%) Perl
9 86 (32.45%) Cisco
9 86 (32.45%) Bash Shell
10 85 (32.08%) Windows
11 84 (31.70%) MySQL
12 83 (31.32%) Puppet
13 79 (29.81%) Amazon AWS
14 76 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
15 74 (27.92%) Red Hat
16 68 (25.66%) Docker
17 63 (23.77%) Hyper-V
18 58 (21.89%) Xen
18 58 (21.89%) Ansible
18 58 (21.89%) Opscode Chef
18 58 (21.89%) Unix
19 57 (21.51%) SQL
19 57 (21.51%) DNS
19 57 (21.51%) CentOS
20 55 (20.75%) Configuration Management
21 53 (20.00%) Apache
21 53 (20.00%) Data Centre
22 51 (19.25%) VPN
23 50 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (20.00%) Apache
2 40 (15.09%) OpenStack
3 29 (10.94%) Tomcat
4 27 (10.19%) nginx
5 14 (5.28%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (4.53%) IIS
6 12 (4.53%) JBoss
7 10 (3.77%) Jetty
7 10 (3.77%) MS Exchange
8 8 (3.02%) iPlanet
9 6 (2.26%) MQSeries
9 6 (2.26%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.89%) Confluence
10 5 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.13%) SAS
11 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.75%) HipChat
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (2.26%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 79 (29.81%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (4.15%) Office 365
6 9 (3.40%) GitHub
7 8 (3.02%) SaaS
8 7 (2.64%) IaaS
9 5 (1.89%) PaaS
10 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.13%) Oracle CX
11 2 (0.75%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Route 53
12 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 107 (40.38%) TCP/IP
2 97 (36.60%) Firewall
3 57 (21.51%) DNS
4 51 (19.25%) VPN
5 39 (14.72%) DHCP
6 24 (9.06%) SAN
7 20 (7.55%) Internet
7 20 (7.55%) WAN
8 19 (7.17%) LAN
9 17 (6.42%) BGP
9 17 (6.42%) LDAP
10 16 (6.04%) NAS
11 15 (5.66%) OSPF
12 13 (4.91%) IGMP
12 13 (4.91%) iSCSI
12 13 (4.91%) MPLS
12 13 (4.91%) VLAN
13 12 (4.53%) RIP
14 11 (4.15%) Multicast
15 10 (3.77%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (31.70%) MySQL
2 33 (12.45%) SQL Server
3 23 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (6.04%) Big Data
5 14 (5.28%) Redis
6 12 (4.53%) MariaDB
6 12 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.02%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.26%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.13%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.13%) Riak
11 3 (1.13%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.75%) OLAP
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (12.83%) Jenkins
2 32 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.04%) Subversion
4 14 (5.28%) Vagrant
5 8 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.89%) JIRA
7 4 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.51%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.13%) GitLab
9 2 (0.75%) git-flow
9 2 (0.75%) Maven
9 2 (0.75%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.38%) GDB
10 1 (0.38%) Gradle
10 1 (0.38%) Wercker
General
1 20 (7.55%) Marketing
2 19 (7.17%) Finance
2 19 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.53%) Games
4 9 (3.40%) Back Office
4 9 (3.40%) Electronics
4 9 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.40%) Retail
5 7 (2.64%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 53 (20.00%) Administrator
2 50 (18.87%) Linux Administrator
3 49 (18.49%) Systems Administrator
4 47 (17.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 45 (16.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (15.47%) Operations Engineer
7 39 (14.72%) Linux Engineer
8 36 (13.58%) IT Engineer
9 32 (12.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 32 (12.08%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (9.43%) Junior
11 24 (9.06%) Network Engineer
12 19 (7.17%) DevOps Administrator
12 19 (7.17%) Linux DevOps Administrator
13 18 (6.79%) Senior Network Engineer
14 17 (6.42%) Linux Support
14 17 (6.42%) Senior IT Engineer
14 17 (6.42%) Senior Operations Engineer
15 16 (6.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 16 (6.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.70%) LAMP
2 29 (10.94%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (4.53%) Middleware
4 10 (3.77%) Regular Expression
5 9 (3.40%) OpenVZ
6 8 (3.02%) J2EE
6 8 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (2.26%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.51%) HTML
10 3 (1.13%) .NET
10 3 (1.13%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.13%) CSS
10 3 (1.13%) Django
10 3 (1.13%) JSON
10 3 (1.13%) libvirt
10 3 (1.13%) Node.js
10 3 (1.13%) REST
10 3 (1.13%) SAP Basis
10 3 (1.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.91%) Life Science
4 12 (4.53%) Clustering
5 11 (4.15%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.64%) Replication
6 7 (2.64%) Video on Demand
7 6 (2.26%) NHS
7 6 (2.26%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.89%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.51%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.51%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.51%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.13%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.13%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 242 (91.32%) Linux
2 85 (32.08%) Windows
3 58 (21.89%) Unix
4 57 (21.51%) CentOS
5 50 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (9.43%) Debian
7 24 (9.06%) Ubuntu
8 20 (7.55%) Windows Server
9 19 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (6.04%) Windows 7
11 13 (4.91%) Solaris
11 13 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (3.77%) AIX
12 10 (3.77%) Mac OS X
12 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (3.40%) FreeBSD
14 8 (3.02%) HPUX
14 8 (3.02%) SUSE
15 6 (2.26%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (38.49%) DevOps
2 76 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (20.75%) Configuration Management
4 37 (13.96%) Network Design
5 35 (13.21%) Open Source
6 33 (12.45%) Ticket Management
7 32 (12.08%) Load Balancing
8 31 (11.70%) High Availability
9 26 (9.81%) ITIL
10 21 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.66%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.28%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.91%) Business Continuity
14 13 (4.91%) Mentoring
15 12 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (4.15%) Analytics
16 11 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
17 10 (3.77%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 108 (40.75%) Python
2 88 (33.21%) Perl
3 86 (32.45%) Bash Shell
4 57 (21.51%) SQL
5 50 (18.87%) Ruby
6 33 (12.45%) PHP
7 31 (11.70%) Java
8 30 (11.32%) Shell Script
9 19 (7.17%) PowerShell
10 17 (6.42%) C
11 14 (5.28%) C++
12 13 (4.91%) Fortran
13 8 (3.02%) Korn
14 5 (1.89%) C-shell
15 4 (1.51%) Groovy
15 4 (1.51%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.51%) Tcl
16 2 (0.75%) R
17 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (5.66%) CCNA
2 15 (5.66%) Degree
3 7 (2.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.51%) CCIE
4 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.13%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.13%) CCNP
5 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.13%) MCSE
5 3 (1.13%) RHCE
5 3 (1.13%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.13%) VCP6
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.45%) SLA
2 16 (6.04%) QA
3 9 (3.40%) GCP
4 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.51%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (58.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (25.66%) Docker
3 63 (23.77%) Hyper-V
4 58 (21.89%) Xen
5 34 (12.83%) Active Directory
6 33 (12.45%) NFS
7 30 (11.32%) XenServer
8 24 (9.06%) Samba
9 19 (7.17%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (6.42%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (6.04%) iptables
11 16 (6.04%) oVirt
12 12 (4.53%) pfSense
12 12 (4.53%) VirtualBox
12 12 (4.53%) vSphere
13 10 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (3.40%) Terminal Services
14 9 (3.40%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (3.40%) XenApp
15 8 (3.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 83 (31.32%) Puppet
2 58 (21.89%) Ansible
2 58 (21.89%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (10.94%) Nagios
4 19 (7.17%) HAProxy
5 16 (6.04%) WSUS
5 16 (6.04%) ZABBIX
6 11 (4.15%) Terraform
7 10 (3.77%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (3.40%) Kibana
8 9 (3.40%) Kubernetes
9 7 (2.64%) vCenter Server
9 7 (2.64%) vRealize
10 6 (2.26%) Bacula
10 6 (2.26%) Grafana
10 6 (2.26%) Salt
11 5 (1.89%) Cacti
11 5 (1.89%) Mesos
11 5 (1.89%) OpenView
11 5 (1.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 163 (61.51%) VMware
2 86 (32.45%) Cisco
3 74 (27.92%) Red Hat
4 42 (15.85%) Oracle
5 41 (15.47%) Juniper
6 35 (13.21%) Citrix
7 31 (11.70%) HP
8 29 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 18 (6.79%) Dell
10 17 (6.42%) EMC
11 16 (6.04%) F5
12 15 (5.66%) NetApp
13 13 (4.91%) Google
14 12 (4.53%) SAP
14 12 (4.53%) Veritas
15 10 (3.77%) McAfee
15 10 (3.77%) Percona
15 10 (3.77%) Vyatta
16 9 (3.40%) Sophos
17 8 (3.02%) Sun